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Sep 22, 2011

Feeling Blue, Anxious, or Sad? It Might be Depression

In honor of the 21st anniversary of National Depression Screening Day, Harvard affiliate McLean Hospital will conduct depression screenings on Thursday, October 6 from 6pm to 8pm at the Watertown Free Public Library at 123 Main Street, Watertown....

Aug 5, 2011

McLean Study Shows Religious Beliefs Impact Levels of Worry

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life’s uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God. The paper (PMID...

Jul 19, 2011

McLean Named One of America’s Best Hospitals

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has been named America’s top freestanding psychiatric hospital for the 22nd consecutive year, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “best...

Feb 25, 2011

McLean Celebrates 200 Years; Reaffirms its Mission

With an historic charter renewal ceremony held at the State House on Friday, February 25, McLean Hospital, the first psychiatric hospital in New England and the third oldest in the country, celebrated its 200th birthday and reaffirmed its mission to...

Jan 25, 2011

McLean Researchers Urge Increased Pain Training for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric residencies should include training in pain medicine, since pain problems are extremely common in mental health patients, according to a paper by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital who point out that chronic pain is a...

Sep 24, 2010

OCD Stories: An Evening of Reflection, Humor, and Education

Doctors who treat people with obsessive compulsive disorder, family members of people with OCD, and those who suffer from OCD will engage in a night of true storytelling as a way to recognize OCD Awareness Week. Presented by the International OCD...

Apr 27, 2010

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

Long-term anabolic steroid use may weaken the heart more than previously thought and may increase the risk of heart failure, according to research reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. Anabolic-androgenic...

Mar 23, 2010

McLean Nurse Honored For Continued Support of the National Guard

McLean Hospital’s Karen Slifka, RN, MS, CS, of Newton, was recently presented with the Patriot Award by the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a leading advocate within the Department of Defense. The award recognizes Slifka for...

Mar 11, 2010

New Findings May Lead to Improved Treatment of Schizophrenia

A family of molecules surrounding brain cells may play a critical role in the pathology of schizophrenia, according to findings being reported by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. The findings may one day lead to improved diagnosis...